Tuesday, March 15, 2011
How is it possible that we only have a few days left here? Time has FLOWN! Andrea and I are babysitting Drake and Meredith for the afternoon, so I have just a few minutes before I need to get back to the fun. :) As you'll see in the pictures, we built a fort under the kitchen table, and we made a kitchen out of play dough.
It was fun to skype with our home church Sunday! As you heard, it was quite rainy most of the day. We spent some time organizing all the gifts for hospice and the hospital. A few of us also went to House of Hope. Playing with adorable babies -- it's a rough job, but someone's got to do it! :) We played some games in the evening. The kids' favorite game is to climb on Jungle Gym Jeff (see picture).
Most of Monday was spent loading and unloading the cement blocks for the second children's home. Each brick is approximately 32 lbs, and we hauled about 9 tons of bricks. Our arms will be super buff when we get home . . . we hope. Today, they're pretty much like jelly. :)
This morning, a group went back to hospice, and another group went to Morning Star. Thankfully, the sun came out, so we were able to work on the children's house. Jeff and Bob built some shelves for bedrooms. Brian worked on the bathroom. Laurie and Mal started painting the trim around the windows on Brian and Lois' house. The others were busy, too; but I haven't seen anyone since lunch, so I'm not sure what they're up to!
Our muscles are tired, and our hearts are full. We've had opportunities to fellowship with some believers here, and it's been a huge blessing. Spending time with B&L and L&A has been wonderful. Thinking about leaving is impossible at the moment. :)
Love to our families and friends.
-Abby for the team